Swedish duo First Aid Kit released their highly anticipated album Ruins on January 19. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, OR where the duo collaborated with amazing musicians - REM's Peter Buck, Wilco's Glenn Kotche, and Midlake's McKenzie Smith. Ruins is now available and includes lead single 'It's A Shame' as well as 'Postcard'.
Ruins follows the band's Columbia Records debut Stay Gold, a lush and ambitious 10-song collection that beautifully captures their vivid storytelling, landing First Aid Kit countless 'Best of 2014' accolades. Earlier this spring, the duo also released a stand-alone single on International Women's Day entitled "You Are The Problem Here". It is an empowered, passionate, and angry song that confronts the rape culture epidemic, with a portion of proceeds donated to Women for Women International.
We met them in Paris, at "Le Passage du Grand Cerf" for an acoustic and enchanted live of their new single: "It's a shame".